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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Billionaire's Row, Above Central Park South

Above Central Park, nyc
Photo by myself, around 67th Street and Fifth Avenue on the Upper East Side.

High above Central Park, around the 20th Floor, you can see quite a bit of Central Park South. Whew, it's a long way down. I was at this location helping a friend measure parts his apartment project.

The square-ish white building to the left is the Plaza Hotel, located at the south east corner of the park. On the far right, the twin glass towers comprise One Central Park, at the south west corner of the park.

The super tall, glass modern building standing at the midpoint was erected only recently, and houses some extremely posh condominium apartments as well as the hotel Park Hyatt. Called 'One 57', for its addresss at One West 57th Street, it is 90 stories high, which is gigantic compared to its pre-war neighbors.

'One 57' is the first in a series of tall towers planned for 57th Street, which is also called 'Billionaire's Row'. These towers will have a crazy view of Central Park, and will make a serious impact to the city as we know it.

The interiors at One 57 are super modern, and apartments cost as much as $30 million.
For more about the building, check out a New York Times article here.
For the building's snazzy website, click here.

Related posts: Bird's Eye View, Above Central Park, A View of Spring, from Central Park South, and The World Above Central Park.


RedPat said...

$30 million for an apartment! Wow!

biebkriebels said...

Interesting skyline wit new buildings, only to expensive for people to live in I am afraid.

Olivier said...

vivement que je gagne au Loto. la vue est magnifique, elle fait rever

David Minor said...

Can't help but thinking back to 1972 when my wife and I were looking for an apartment in the city to move to from our Yonkers apartment. One we looked at was in a building across from Carnegie Hall. We decided against it because there were no major grocery stores nearby. We ended up in Kipps Bay at 33 and Third, where we could shop over on Second Avenue. If we'd held out and taken the apartment we'd now be living a couple blocks from Billionaire's Row. And we could be saying, "Go ahead, make us an offer."

Rose ~ from Oz said...

I just adore the NYC skyline - what a fabulous location you were in for the shots Kitty - lucky YOU!

sonia a. mascaro said...

Gorgeous photo!

Happy 4th July America!

Cheri said...

Very interesting post! Thanks for sharing.

Kitty said...

Thanks everyone!

By the way David, that area of 57th Street still doesn't have much in the way of normal shopping stuff or affordable, neighborhood-y restaurants, though there is a big Whole Foods (that is constantly mobbed) at 1 Central Park.

I think you made the right choice!